Romantic Getaway Itinerary
Romantic Harrison River Valley Getaways
(2 nights and 3 days)
Barefoot walks in the sand, chasing sunsets, and paddling
Day 1: Welcome to Rockwell Harrison Guest Lodge where you will check into another world. Spacious, private, beautifully-appointed rooms, luxurious linens, fresh florals, handmade soaps…are just a few of the touches you’ll experience at this adult only, premium B & B.
Rejuvenate in an aromatherapy bath for two before heading into Harrison Hot Springs for dinner. You can grab a snack and beverage from the 24-hour mini kitchen to tie you over.
A romantic escape calls for an evening with an elevated dining experience. At Morgan’s Bistro you’ll be surrounded by chill music, dimmed lights, and lake views while indulging in savoury, delectable flavours. When you are finished, don’t head back right away. Check your weather app to see when the sun sets. Across the street to the lakeshore, you don’t want to miss chasing a Harrison sunset.
Day 2: Awaken to what will probably be the most amazing three-course breakfast you have ever head. The owners have a serious food philosophy when it comes to local ingredients and homemade. If they don’t grow or make it on site, they are sourcing from a nearby farm. Home-baked bread and cookies, omelettes with garden-fresh herbs, and home-smoked bacon are just a few of the regular offerings at the Rockwell Harrison Guest Lodge.
The day calls for time together on the water. Hicks Lake is a smaller lake in Sasquatch Park, and perfect for canoeing. You can rental a canoe right in the park even.
And for dinner, the Harrison River Valley is filled with hot spots. See our Foodie Itinerary for suggestions. Spend your last evening cuddling in your heavenly bed.
Moonlit boat rides, evening campfires, and Netflix binging.
Day 1: You’ll feel like you’re honeymooning in a Guest Suite at The Lodge on Harrison Lake with private beach access, moonlit boat rides, and campfire conversatio
If you forgot to stop in Agassiz on your way in, head there shortly after check-in, to grab some breakfast, dinner, and smore ingredients plus a bottle of wine for tomorrow. Then go to Harrison Village for an early dinner. You’ll want to head back to the Lodge before dusk to catch a golden sunset and spend the evening soaking in the views. For romantic dining, we recommend Harrison Corner Café and Morgan’s Bistro. If you prefer a cozier vibe, ask for a fireside table at Black Forest or Milos Greek Taverna.
Day 2: Which one of you is serving the other breakfast in bed?
Each of the Guest Suites has a private balcony with a BBQ and kitchenette, so there’s no need to rush out in the morning.
Charcuterie and wine are in order tonight. Head to the award-winning Farm House Natural Cheeses to choose some artisan cow and goat’s milk cheeses. Watch the cheese-making process through the viewing window.
Next is Harrison Lavender , which is only minutes away. You may not be in Provence but you’ll feel the same calming effects as you walk hand in hand through the fields.
In the evening, how about cheese bites and wine on the patio, followed by a BBQ meal?
And, we saved the best for last! A private dock and beach access means a moonlit boat ride and campfire snuggles. What is it about campfires that is so healing for the soul? When you make your reservation, ask the owners to set it up.
Day 3: Don’t head home yet! End your stay with a hike to Sandy Cove followed by a lakeside picnic for just the two of you. See our hiking itinerary for more suggestions.
Hot Springs Soaks, Dancing, and Kayaking
Day 1: The signature hot springs experience at Harrison Resort is a must for all things romantic. Settle in and get your favourite kicks on as the evening starts with fine dining, live music, and dancing at the Copper Room. In fact, the Copper Room is one of the only dining & dancing establishments around. You’ll be swaying to familiar old school beats all night. End the evening soaking in one, or all five, of the therapeutic natural hot spring pools.
Day 2: Start the morning off enjoying breakfast at the resort’s Lakeside Café, followed by a guided kayaking tour with Harrison Eco Tours. No need to drive anywhere as the dock is right across the street. You have a few excursions to choose from but the 2-hour tour up Harrison River will give you a better look at the Harrison River Valley. Don’t forget to bring water to stay hydrated and your binoculars to take in all the wildlife moments. In early fall, you’ll be able to see gatherings of bald eagles due to the start of the salmon run. (*Kayaking seasons starts in May)
You will be hungry and, perhaps, a little sore from paddling when you are done. Harrison is filled with wonderful restaurants so you won’t have a shortage to choose from. See our list of bistros and cafés or explore our Foodie Itinerary. With everything within walking distance, walk off lunch with a stroll back to Harrison Resort for some ‘awww spaaa’ time with relaxation massage treatments at the Healing Springs Spa.
Dinner and dancing at the Copper Room again? Why not! Or head to one of the hotspots from our hit list.
Day 3 (bonus): After checking out of Harrison Resort, and if you can add an extra day, head over to Harrison Mills to the Sandpiper Resort for some rustic luxury. The rustic classic cabins have wood-burning fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs for two. The crackling of the fire while bathing in a hot bubble bath is truly something else. If you time your visit on the right dates, you can enjoy a seasonally-focused fine dining experience at Rowena’s Inn on the River for Step Back in Time, fireside dining. Although bringing food back from the River’s Edge Clubhouse to your cabin and relaxing with slippers and robes is always inviting.